Testing

 testing

 

Who should get tested?

  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested regardless of vaccination status.
  • If you are a close contact* of someone who has COVID-19, and you are:
    • Vaccinated
      • You should get tested 5-7 days after exposure, even if you don’t have symptoms.
      • In cases of ongoing exposure, you should get tested 5-7 days after your first exposure and 5-7 days after your last exposure.
    • Not fully vaccinated
      • You should get tested 5-7 days after exposure, even if you don't have symptoms.
      • In cases of ongoing exposure, you should get tested immediately and 5-7 days after your last exposure.
  • If you are not sure whether you should get tested, you can use one of these self-check tools to help you decide.

* Close Contact: Within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period

Where can I get tested?

Home Tests

The State of Wisconsin and Vault Medical Services have teamed up to offer a new COVID-19 testing option for everyone who lives in Wisconsin, with or without symptoms, at no cost. This new service allows people to collect their own saliva samples for testing in their homes.
 
 
You may also purchase at-home test kits at some retailers, including Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart. The type of test and the amount of time it takes for results can vary. Some at-home tests may require a follow-up test for confirmation. Please contact your healthcare provider to find out if a confirmation test is needed. 
 

Healthcare providers and testing locations

 
COVID-19 Testing Sites in Rock County and Surrounding Areas (subject to change, please confirm location and hours before arriving):
Edgerton Hospital (call 608-884-3441 for more info)
The Doctors Office (call 608-713-0472 for more info)
 
  
Information can also be found by visiting the 211 website, calling 2-1-1, or texting ZIP Code to 898211.

If you would like your facility listed or would like to submit changes or corrections, please send an email with your request to [email protected]
 
What should I do after I get tested?
While you wait for your COVID-19 test results, continue to take steps to keep yourself and others safe. Follow recommendations to self-isolate and self-monitor in order to protect yourself and your community from COVID-19. If you are vaccinated and do not have symptoms, you do not need to quarantine, but you should wear a mask in public for 14 days or until your test result is negative. If your test result is positive, you should follow the current recommendations for isolation regardless of vaccination status.
 
Were you tested for COVID-19 at a Community Testing Site?
You will be notified of your test results by phone or email. If you have been waiting for more than five days for your results from a community testing site supported by the Wisconsin National Guard, call the results hotline at 1-866-419-6988.